Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 20, 2012

Monroe County girls getting new look

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — There are some big changes coming to the girls’ basketball program at Monroe County High School. With the graduation last year of center Caylan Bybee, gone are the days of pounding the ball inside for points.

Now, the Lady Falcons, and even head coach Dwayne Murray, have had to think outside the box on offense on that’s a little scary.

After all, Monroe County is 69-21 over the last three years and to stray away from that winning philosophy has everyone on the edge of their seats.

“Well, our style of play is going to have to change from what we did last year. We had Caylan Bybee at the post and we relied on her quite a bit. This year, we’re not very big and we’re probably going to start five guards,” said Murray. “So our style of play is probably going change to more of an uptempo style on offense and defense. I am having to step outside my comfort zone a little bit this year.

“It is difficult because you have to change your philosophy. But I think that can work to our advantage, starting five guards, because it will be difficult for people to matchup with us. All five of them will be able to shoot well and score, so teams will have to pick their poison. However, if you turn that around, we’re going to have to defend the post and rebound well if we want to be successful.”

Murray said the girls are adapting well to the new style of play, even remarking to the coach how much they like it.

Fans will be able to see how much they like the new-look Lady Falcons on Friday, Nov. 30, when Monroe County opens the season against rival Metcalfe County. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Daily Times.